Women's Golf Month reception welcomes 400 women from D.C. Area

PGA of America

Series: PGA

Published: Wednesday, June 22, 2011 | 11:13 a.m.

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- In celebration of June as Women's Golf Month, GolfDC and the Washington D.C. Chapter of the Executive Women's Golf Association (EWGA) teamed with the East Potomac Golf Course to host a Women's Golf Month reception Wednesday (June 15). More than 400 guests registered to attend the event, which allowed golfers the opportunity to connect with the game in an environment that is fun and focused on the unique needs that women have as golfers.

"The EWGA has long supported various Women's Golf Month activities as a way to attract women to this enjoyable game and allow them to see the many benefits to their personal and business lives," said Pam Swensen, CEO of the EWGA. "We're very proud of our Washington, DC EWGA Chapter for their enthusiastic involvement and commitment to grow the game in the Washington DC Metro area."

With studies showing that more than 11 million women have an interest in playing golf, Women's Golf Month events are ideal for people who want to learn the game in a fun and relaxing atmosphere. The Women's Golf Month reception allowed attendees to learn how they can develop their game as a way to join their spouse or significant other on the course. The game of golf provides hours of quality time outdoors, as well as offers numerous health benefits, making golf a great game for spouses and families to enjoy together.

The social benefits don't stop with friends and family. Women are also finding that golf is great for building business relationships. According to a survey conducted by the Golf Digest Companies Research Center, more than 73 percent of women agree that golf has helped them develop new relationships and allowed them to network in their business and 22 percent of executive women golfers report closing a business deal on the golf course.

Cindy Davis, President of Nike Golf, was the keynote speaker at the reception and also participated in an audience Q&A moderated by Rachel Cooper of WJLA News-7 Business Report.

East Potomac staff members were on hand and shared affordable ways that women can get involved in the game, including Get Golf Ready classes. Get Golf Ready is a five-class introduction-to-golf program taught by PGA and LPGA Professionals for an affordable cost, starting at $99. Five 90-minute lessons from PGA Professionals would cost an average of up to $675, so Get Golf Ready programs offer a huge discount. East Potomac Golf Course is also offering a "Women's Wednesday Workshop Series" for $25 on select Wednesday evenings. And, two-for-one greens fees for women on Wednesdays are available between 10am and 3pm. For additional information regarding golf programs at the course, please call 202.489.2596 or to find additional local facilities hosting Get Golf Ready and other affordable Play Golf America programs, visit PlayGolfAmerica.com.

Celebrating its 95th year, The PGA of America has maintained a twofold mission of its founders: to establish and elevate the standards of the profession and to grow interest and participation in the game of golf. By establishing and elevating the standards of the golf profession through world-class education, career services, marketing and research programs, The PGA enables its professionals to maximize their performance in their respective career paths and showcases them as experts in the game and in a multi-billion dollar golf industry. By creating and delivering dramatic world-class championships and exciting and enjoyable promotions that are viewed as the best of their class in the golf industry, The PGA of America elevates the public's interest in the game, the desire to play more golf, and ensures accessibility to the game for everyone, everywhere. The PGA of America brand represents the very best in golf.